Workshop: Project Interaction, with Carmen Dukes & Katie Koch, Wednesday, 4/27, 4-5:30pm

Wednesday, 4/27, 4-5:30pm


The Gottesman Libraries' instructional offerings cover a broad spectrum. In April we are offering the following workshops:
  • Project Interaction, with Carmen Dukes and Katie Koch, Wednesday, 4/27, 4-5:30pm
  • Carmen Dukes and Katie Koch will share their ideas about the potential to use design in a successful high school environment as a complement to students' core coursework. They will discuss their process of discovery and invention as it relates to Project: Interaction, an after school program they've created and taught that teaches high school students to use design to change their communities. Katie and Carmen will share lessons they've learned from teaching design to high school students and will lead a co-creative activity demonstrating ways educators can incorporate design into their classes. Outside of their work creating Project: Interaction, Katie and Carmen are graduate students each earning an MFA in Interaction Design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Carmen graduated from Temple University with a BA in Film and Media Arts and currently works as digital producer for Hit Entertainment. Carmen's interest is in game and toy design and design education. Katie holds a BFA in Visual Communications from Washington University in St. Louis. Her work began in graphic and web design and is evolving to focus on the ways people build relationships and interact with each other. This workshop is part of the month's venue on creativity, comprising library events and offerings in support of the Department of Arts and Humanities Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Symposium on April 28th and 29th. Where: 306 Russell
  • Grant Writing, with Victoria Lebron, Wednesday, 4/6, 4-5pm
  • This workshop will walk you through the component parts of grant writing, from researching funders to writing and submitting proposals, through to follow up and reporting. It is a comprehensive guide for beginning grant writers who want to gain an understanding of the process. Victoria Lebron is a native New Yorker. She is an alumna of Teachers College Columbia University, who majored in Music and Music Education. After graduation she took a position as a grant writer and pursued an interest in the field for almost six years. One day Victoria realized that she really missed teaching and decided to return to Teachers College to get a Master's degree in Elementary Education. Where: 306 Russell
  • Camera Grammar, with Robert Branch, Wednesday, 4/13, 4-5:30pm
  • On Wednesday, April 13th, artist and videographer, Robert Branch, will conduct a workshop entitled, Camera Grammar. This workshop will engage its audience in the tips and techniques on shooting and capturing high quality video with any camera. So whether you are recording video for fun, fulfilling a classroom assignment, wishing to post on YouTube, or using creative video in another way, Camera Grammar covers the DOs and DON'Ts of shooting more video with flip cameras, web cameras, and cellphone cameras that look good and tell your story. Mr. Branch invites you to bring your video recording device to learn how to improve your videography skills. Robert Branch a long-term participant of the Tim Rollins and K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) art collective. He holds a bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from The Cooper Union and a master's degree in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a former public school art teacher and currently works for Columbia University. His research interests include, but are not limited to, collaborative social learning spaces and low budget and experimental filmmaking. The work of Tim Rollins and K.O.S. can currently be viewed at the Lehman Maupin Gallery, beginning on the 24th of March - April 30th. In early February, Mr. Branch participated in Dr. Roberta Seret's Demonstration Film Class, Bejing Bicycle, held at the Gottesman Libraries for middle school students. His April workshop is retooled for graduate students and other members of Teachers College who would like a useful introduction to great options and possibilities in low budget, independent filmmaking. This workshop is part of the month's venue on creativity, comprising library events and offerings in support of the Department of Arts and Humanities Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Symposium on April 28th and 29th. Where: 306 Russell


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